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Page 33 text:
Aurora Borealis embers Strive
To Promote Interest in Athletics
To provide an organization for the girls of Creston who
are interested in athletics is the aim of the Aurora Borealis
Club, directed by Miss Margaret Harmon.
Under the able leadership of President Frieda Waldmiller
and VicefPresident Marion Chown, the A.B. Club has
assumed many duties of the entire gymnastic department
and helped very much in the production of the annual
To become a member of
girls must have earned their
either their letter or all-city
Financially speaking, this
paying for their Saga pictures, they pay for all the honors
bestowed on worthy girls in the honor assembly.
In past years they have also purchased the extra equipf
ment not furnished by the Board of Education, namely Y
pingfpong set, badminton set, shuffle board, and extra balls.
This year the A.B. Club is buying a loud speaker which
will be permanently installed in the gym and available for
all activities such as dancing, basketball games, and girls'
Because Miss Harmon is chairman of the P.T.A. health
committee, the A.B. Club financed the distribution of the
health bulletins that were sent home with the report cards
in the early part of the year.
The girls of the A.B. Club are not interested only in
athletics and business ventures, but also in the social affairs
and good times.
During the football season, the girls had a chop suey
party at Miss Harmon's house before the CatholicfCreston
game. Afterwards they went together to the game.
One of the many hot dog sales at school was sponsored
by the A.B. Club under the
chairmanship of Jane Zimmer'
Twenty of Creston's girls had a
swimming class at the Y.W.C.A.
regularly each week.
During Christmas vacation an
icefskating party was held to
keep sport acnvides in progress
while club members had much
"Credit is due to Frieda Wald'
miller for the success of the anf
nual Girls' Meet," stated Miss
Frieda was general manager of
the affair which was presented
April 25 by the girls of Creston
to demonstrate t h c i r athletic
prowess to their parents and
friends. Dancing, games, skills
and stunts were featured.
this athletic organization the
numerals and be working for
club is outstanding. Besides
Athletically inclined girls who have earned at least their numeral
form the nucleus of the A. B. Club which is under the sponsorship of
Miss Margaret Harmon. Grouped in the top picture in the back row,
left to right are: Elizabeth Chadwick, Natalie Blackburn, Mary Jane
Weber, Norma Niehaus, Virginia Ladewig, Marion Chown, Elizabeth Sim-
mons, Virginia Miller, Jane Zimmerman. On the floor are: Marguerite
Ott, Betty Brandau, Frieda Waldmiller, Lois Stoepker, Miss Harmon.
In the larger picture in the fourth row, left to right, are: Geraldine
Norris, Betty Taylor, Phillis Pearsall, Marianne Ghysels, Mary Jane
Weber, Dorothy Damstra, Virginia Ladewig, Betty Linken, Margaret Super.
Preparations for the Meet extended throughout the entire
gym year in the classes. As a fitting climax, the Meet was
hugely successful. Members of the AB. Club assumed the
greater share of the responsibility for the management of
the Girls' Gym Nite. ln conjunction with this, the A.B.
Club held afterfschool games each Monday night.
Furthering athletic activities and abilities is the purpose
of the A.B. Club's afterfschool games. Those games inf
cluded indoor, volleyball, and those interested in pingfpong
and badminton were free to play it any time. Many
enthusiastic and exciting games were fought between the
juniors and seniors in a desperate attempt to decide to
whom the basketball championship belonged.
The third row consists of Norma Nichaus, Ruth VanLeeuwen, Rose
Mary Glutting, Elizabeth Chadwick, Vivian Brecken, Blanche Lautenbach,
Eileen Toenjes, Mary Jane Campbell.
In the second row are Joyce Bartholic, Betty Guenther, Ann Jane
VanEck, Julia Doornbos, Natalie Blackburn, Virginia Miller, Frances
Pearson, Virginia DeNise.
Girls in the first row are Marguerite Ott, Jane Zimmerman, Mary
Baker 4SecretaryI, Elizabeth Simmons 1Treasurerb. Marion Chown tVice-
preside-ntl, Frieda Waldmiller 1Presidentp, Betty Brandau, Lois Stoepker.
Page 32 text:
" " Club Boys Care for Crowds,
Enlist Student Support, Aid Nine
Who are those boys who take care of the crowd at the
sport games? Who are those people who enlist the support
of the student body? Who are those broadfshouldered lads
who sell cards to raise funds for the baseball team?
The answers to all of these questions are the same rm
the HC" Club, which was formed on a permanent basis
this year with Erwin Silverman being elected presidentg
john McGee, vicefpresident, and Milton Sorenson, treasf
urer. Mr. Henry Schrump, coach of the basketball and
baseball teams, Mr. lvlartin Van Wingen, coach of the
football and track squads, and Mr. jay J. Rens, faculty
manager of athletics, have taken over the advising of the
Newly organized this year was the "C" Club, whose membership
is limited to boys who have earned their letter in a major sport. Post-d
in the large picture, standing in the fourth row, left to right, are:
Maurice Nies, Ralph Phillips, Don Mol, Martin Grinwis, Leonard Van't
Hof, Ray Raven, Harold Ochampaugrh, Robert Shuker, Howard Reed. In
the third row are: Bernard Rosenberg, Jack Ortman, Don DeFouw, Robert
VanderKlip, Robert Johnson, Dick Ross, Keith O'Connor, Gordon Milli-r,
The second row consists of Mr. Shrump lAdviserl, Harvey Scott.
Selling booster cards was the most well known of the
"C" Club's projects. When one of the "wearers of the
'C's' " approached the students and asked them for their
aid in supporting the baseball team, they would explain
how badly the baseball nine needed uniforms and equip'
ment. Most of the winners of a major "C" know the diffif
culties and hardships encountered for the team and were
convincing in the roles of salesmen.
The plea, "Will you buy a booster card and support the
baseball team" seldom ended in a refusal, with the student
usually glad to help the athletic association along.
A familiar sight at the football and basketball games
were the large "C" sweaters as the club members kept the
crowds away from the football gridiron and the first and
third base lines on the baseball field.
Seated on bleachers before the 'ipep" assembly audience
last fall preceding football games, the players, most of
whom are now "C" Club members, stood up and asked for
a large attendance at the game. Though they did not make
any speech records in diction, their appeals for cooperaf
tion of the student body and school spirit often struck
home to their listening audience and was partly responsible
for the good turnfouts that were made at the grid classics.
Although the club was not organized until the second
semester, 40 major letter winners applied for membership.
Of these boys, Zi played on the football squad, 9 com'
peted in basketball, 9 were members of the track team, and
9 had positions on the baseball nine.
The HC" Club's contribution to the Crestonite was a
movie reviewing the football season of 1937 and a profit
of approximately 38.00 was made.
The pictures which adorn the walls near the boys' gym
were put up by the athletic def
partment. However, in the last
few years the photographs have
not been kept up to date. Conf
sequently, the "C" Club has
voted to buy frames and will
continue this work.
The purpose of this organizaf
tion is to promote an athletic
spirit among the athletes, stu'
dents, and faculty members as
well as to encourage the fellows
in their work.
An alumni club composed of
athletes of former seasons was
inaugurated recently. At their
invitation the iiC" Club attend'
ed a picnic at Townsend Park on
June 4. All senior members were
guests at a banquet. This event
concluded the UC" Club's activif
ties for the year.
Elton Harris, Jack Fletcher, Lloyd Calkins, Joe Balbach, Charles Califf,
Mr. VanWinp:en, Mr. Rens 4AdviserSl.
In the lirst row are Lloyd VanHorn, Harold Hall, Charles Dr-Shane,
Milton Sorenson, Wallace Harris, Erwin Silverman, John McGee, Robert
. . Y lk.
Sitterding, Eugene Ca IHS.
Controlling members of the club in the small picture, back row,
left to right, are: Jack Fletcher, Gordon Miller, Harold Ochampaugh,
Howard Reed. Those seated are Milton Sorenson fTreasurerJ, Wallace
Harris CSecretai'yl, Erwin Silverman 1'P1'eside-ntj, John McGee fVice-
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Because of their varied activities, this club's members stand out as
All 'Round girfs.
In the top picture, second row, from left to right are: Lois Wiersum,
Vivian Adkins, Virginia Rose, Mary Richards. In the second row arc:
Lois Jentsch, Marion Chown, Jean Skinner, Dorothy Hoxie.
Grouped in the officers' picture are: Janice Wood lTreasurerJ, Frances
Bresnahan 1Vice-presidentl, Betiy Morse lSecretaryH, Miss Appelt 1Spon-
sorj, Mildred Klepser fPrcsidentJ.
In the lower picture in the back row, left to right, are: Virginia
Rose, Mary Richards, Dorothy Hoxie, Lois Wiersum, Miss Appelt, Lois
Jentsch, Janice Wood. The front row consists of Marion Chown, Vivian
Adkins, Mildred Klepser, Jean Skinner.
All 'Round Club
Sale of Delicacies During Year Include
"Dogs," Caramel Apples: Nickel
Dances Held in Gym
Teasing, tantalizing aromas of sizzling hotfdogs floated
through the air one afternoon. No, it isn't a picnic, but
just the All 'Round Club with one of their many money'
Another project was the selling of carmeled apples.
These delicacies proved most successful and prontable as
was shown by the students' response.
An entertaining means of raising money was pursued by
the club. During the year several nickelfdances were held
in the girls' gym.
The highlight of their pecuniary activities was climaxed
by the dance held in the girls' gym at the Crestonite. Dano'
ing to the strains of records from popular orchestras was
sought by students and visitors.
However, these girls aren't just moneyfmaking conf
scious. Many "getftogethers" and active times were held
by this group under the leadership of Miss Margaret
Appelt. Their social activities were in harmony with the
One of the highlights of their program was the annual
getfacquainted tea for mothers and Miss Edith Johnson
who retired at the end of the first semester. One cold
wintry night the girls and their guests braved old man
weather and had a sleigh ride. Looking for treasures proved
both fascinating and interesting on their treasure hunt.
This group attended two movies at the Roxy Theater as
guests of the Boys' Science Club.
At several of their meetings the principles of parliaf
mentary law were discussed. With the arrival of warm
weather, the club went on a hike to John Ball Park.
The All 'Round Club membership of 12 is limited by
invitation. Mildred Klepser is the president while Frances
Breshnahan fills the oflice of vicefpresident. Betty Morse
was chosen secretary of the group and Janice Wood as
manager of finances is the treasurer. Dorothy Hoxie as
program chairman is responsible for the social activities.
As all the members are graduating this June, plans are
being made for an Alumni Club.
Miss Margaret Appelt, club adviser, gave several dis'
cussions on the correct way to conduct business meetings
whereby the club added education as one of its many
The hike to John Ball Park was a gay funffest for the
All 'Round girls and their chaperons who were Miss Mar'
garet Appelt, Miss Ella von Sprecken, Mr. Robert Teele,
Mr. Roy D. Perce, and Mr, and Mrs. Harold Carlyon. The
club hiked to John Ball Park, and had refreshments of hot
dogs, pickles, coffee, and cake, after which they played ball
and even the chaperons joined in. Then paying the poor,
lonely animals a visit the club packed up its lunch baskets
and returned home a l'automobile.
Earlier in the year, Miss Cleo Wood, English teacher,
gave a talk on her trip to Europe with Miss Lois Conrad.
She vividly described the historic foreign places which she
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